The Jakarta Post
An airport train goes over a bridge on the Progo River in Yogyakarta on Wednesday. The train, launched on Monday, serves passengers from Adisucipto International Airport in the east to New Yogyakarta International Airport in Kulon Progo regency in the west of Yogyakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Tarko Sudiarno)
Kedundang train station in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, Central Java, will add a new track that will take passengers directly to Yogyakarta International Airport.
The train station, which was previously inactive, will be reconstructed as a home to the new airport train.
Currently, passengers heading to the international airport have to take a train to Wojo train station, which is located 10 kilometers away from the airport, and continue their journey by bus.
Kulon Progo regent Hasto Wardoyo said his administration would soon issue a building location permit so construction of the track would be able to start in the next 10 days. The new track requires 1,520 hectares of land.
“The Transportation Ministry will determine the route taken by this [airport] train,” he said as quoted by Tempo.co on Monday. He also added that he aimed for the project to be completed this year.
Separately, PT KAI Yogyakarta spokesperson Eko Budiyanto said he felt hopeful the train would ease access to the airport.
“The new railway will be very helpful in providing access to and from the airport since the train will be able to take passengers directly to the airport,” Eko said on Monday. (dpk/mut)